I hope that someone in the community who has changed the strap of a Sonata or Freak will be able to help.
I have recently acquired the Streamline. Fantastic piece but I want to get an aftermarket strap which can bend at the spring bar. However, despite many many attempts, I cannot remove the strap! I have a Bergeon style spring bar tool and I cannot seem to grip the shoulders of the spring bars at all!
If anyone has been successful, I would be most grateful for some hints! What size and shape pilers did you use?
I have attached some close-ups of the spring bar. I cannot see the shoulders on one side......